Logan Pierce heading to UAH
Published 3:00 am Saturday, November 21, 2015
Logan Pierce will be following his father footsteps as he travels north to become an assistant baseball coach at the University of Alabama Huntsville.
UAH and head baseball coach Hunter Royer announced the hire on Thursday.
“I am very excited.” Pierce said. “It’s a great opportunity and I am looking forward to the challenges and the new opportunity. I am excited to be part of newer environment, but at the same time it’s an environment that I have been a part of before. It’s all kind of circled back around in a really good way.”
His father, former Troy head coach Bobby Pierce, became UAH’s first baseball coach in 1995.
Logan Pierce, who spent last season as an assistant at Troy as a first base coach, will lead recruiting with Royer.
“That’s one thing that I am new to,” Pierce said. “I am really passionate for getting the best players in here that we can.”
Pierce has spent most of his baseball career in Troy, having graduated from Charles Henderson and Troy University. He also played minor league gall in the Phillies organization.
“It’s definitely going to be a challenge,” Pierce said. “It’s something that I am ready for. The experience and the time that I was able to spend at Troy playing baseball at the high school and college ranks have readily prepared me for this opportunity.”
One thing that is sure to make the transition easy for the young baseball coach is the fact that he is going back to a program his father helped build.
Before leaving the university after the 2002 season, Bobby Pierce racked up a 276-108 record and led the Charges to the 2001 Gulf South Conference Championship.
“It’s crazy and it’s hard to fathom,” Logan Pierce said. “He did an excellent job with this program, building it from the bottom up. His challenges were a lot different than mine will be. We have more resources and opportunities to get kids here. We are trying to keep this program on the rise and keep it consistent. My job is to try to expand, grow and continue the success that’s been set before me. It’s crazy how that full circle has come back around.”